April 2008

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Rice Crisis – Imagined or Not

After several years, I was able to watch a newscast by ABS-CBN through SBS Australia. The last time that I watch this news program, I was still in Saudi Arabia. The program title was different then.

The thrill of watching a newscast in Filipino has been overshadowed by the headlines that Filipinos are now suffering from rice shortage. Imagined or not, as the Inquirer article says, is not to be taken for granted.

People have been lining up in stores just to be able to have the privilege of buying cheap NFA rice, just 1 kg though. Commercial rice is more than double the NFA rice.